In the last year many towers have been making a return to regular ringing after lockdowns, meaning that belfries have had to be inspected after a period of silence and defects made good. Recruitment and retention of ringers is also near the top of many towers’ agenda and bells and ringing rooms need to be in prime condition to facilitate this. This year the CCCBR Stewardship and Management Workgroup and Westley Group are again teaming up to recognise the efforts of those who have become involved in belfry maintenance in the last few years and whose achievements make such a difference to bell installations and fellow ringers. A prize of £100 and a certificate will be awarded to the best entry demonstrating commitment, achievement and dedication to developing, sharing and passing on their knowledge and skills. Entrants of all ages and levels of experience are welcome and full details of how to enter or nominate someone may be found at https://cccbr.org.uk/about/workgroups/stewardship-and-management/westley-award-2022/
The closing date for entries will be 28th May 2022 at 12 noon and the award will be presented at the CCCBR AGM in September 2022.